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A Dance Celebration in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The return of the company to Chicago after almost 17 years was a gift to lovers of dance.

Veterans, Healing and the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Today is Veterans Day, a time when our nations on the contribution, sacrifice and legacy of our military service members and their families. For many of us, these reflections can turn deeply personal.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Kevin Spacey Unveils 'Frank Underwood's Guide to Philanthropy' Between Songs

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Rarely do leaders from both parties come together to support one cause, but if "House of Cards" has taught us anything, it's that nothin...

Public Art: More Than a Background for Selfies

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Public art is more than just an attractive decoration -- it is a conversation with the public, revealing a place's or a people's history, values and stories.

Creative Identity Series: Half-Brained Leadership & Religiosity True Culprits of Arts Crisis

Jade Simmons | Posted 10.13.2014 | Arts
Jade Simmons

Truth is, most arts organizations and most artists do not need more funding. They need more creativity.

A Trip to the MUNY

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.11.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is easy to get depressed about the future of the arts in America when one reads countless stories of arts institutions facing large deficits, lockouts and strikes, and even closure.

The Arts and Humanities Are Alive and Well -- Just Watch the Millennials

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Christine Henseler

Let's stop talking about the death or decline of the arts and humanities. Let's explicitly engage with its rebirth.

A Valedictory

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

A serious effort must be made to engage people in their 20s and 30s today, to make the case for the importance of our arts institutions, to make it fun and rewarding to participate as a donor.

Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are i...

Arms and the Man

George Heymont | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Artists of every persuasion are struggling to find new sources of financial support to help them feed their passion and realize their dreams.

Theaters Contribute to Social Justice and Meaningful Change in Communities

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

The arts are losing out in the wave of a new philanthropic emphasis on measurable "investment."

Westchester Mom Creates a REAL Neighborhood Arts Center

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Westchester mother of two and working artist Kathleen Marinaccio saw a need in her community for a place where adults, children, and families can exp...

Holiday Special: Celebrate With Dance and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

There is magic all around us in New York City during this season, with its spirit of togetherness, remembrance, and hope.

Aussie Singer/Songwriter Mark Wilkinson Plays CMJ Music Marathon Thursday, October 17

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.16.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Close on the heels of the release of his acclaimed second studio album, Australian singer/songwriter Mark Wilkinson started his first U.S. tour earlie...

Beggars' Banquet: New Music Schemes for New Music Dreams

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

For composers of New Music, these marketing tools are very helpful. There are so many marketing opportunities, in fact, that it would be difficult to list them all. Funding, however, is a different story.

Elevator Speeches

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While I never want to dissuade board members from serving as ambassadors for their organizations in their communities, I truly dislike the notion of a set elevator speech. I do not like the assumption that the organization can be reduced to a static group of sentences.

The Power of New Models

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When money concerns affect creativity, one is always likely to be more conventional, more easily accessible, more conservative, more boring.

A Treasured New York Icon Fights to Survive: New York Theatre Ballet Evicted

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The beloved New York Theatre Ballet is losing its home after 34 years, its impending demise another reminder that this world capital of arts and culture has become inhospitable to all but the behemoths.

In the Belly of the (Congressional Budgeting) Beast

Robin Bronk | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Robin Bronk

Some politicians have been open about their intention to "starve the beast." Well, this week in Washington, we've seen the clearest indication yet of this "starve the beast" approach in action. It turns out, though, that the "beast" we're starving is our own children and our investments in their future.

Juddy Talt Discusses His Break-Ups in the New Film Language of a Broken Heart

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Juddy Talt, the actor/writer who wrote and stars in the new film "Language of a Broken Heart" thinks he's really funny. Oh wait, he is.

What Can the American Love Affair With Paris Do for the Art World?

Annie Fabricant | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

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$2.4 Billion for Creative Europe Initiative

John M. Eger | Posted 04.27.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

There is genuine concern about Europe's financial stability and indeed, the future of the European Union (EU). The effort to foster a Creative Europe, however, holds unique promise.

5 Things the Dance Field Should Be Talking About in 2013

Marc Kirschner | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Marc Kirschner

Take away The Nutcracker, and what you end up with is profuse sweating, retching, agitation and massive irritability. Guess what? That time for rehabilitation is coming. Why?

Thank God There's No Black Monday in the Arts World, or Maybe There Should Be?

Jade Simmons | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts
Jade Simmons

What the arts world needs is fresh vision that can adapt to the new crop of talent being cultivated, continually inspire the guard currently in place and make innovative, rather than obligatory use of new technology and ways of communicating.

The Kickstarter Mindset: An Artist's Curse

Jade Simmons | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Jade Simmons

What started out as an innovative program to assist artists in getting worthy projects off the ground could turn into a continued excuse not to get back to creative work that doubles as a viable way to support that art making.